Books & Literature
Lifting the veil over BJP's digital army

Title: I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of BJP's Digital Army; Author: Swati Chaturvedi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 250

Poet Jacob Polley wins 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize

 British poet Jacob Polley has won the 2016 T.S. Eliot prize for his fourth collection, 'Jackself', a sequence of narrative poems partly inspired by his childhood in Cumbria, media reports said.

The recipe for looking good? Eat well

Title: Gorgeous - Eat Well, Look Great; Author: Shvetha Jaishankar; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 175; Price: Rs 799

Bottling up feelings no solution to any problem (Book Review)

Title: The THC: Under a Gibbous Moon; Author: Manoj Jain; Publisher: Notion Press; Pages: 194; Price: Rs 250

Pakistan's existential crisis: Toxic legacies and structural weaknesses (Book Review)

Title: Pakistan - Courting the Abyss; Author: Tilak Devasher; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 472; Price: Rs 599

'Standing on an Apple Box': Family beyond reel life, sans controversy

Book: Standing on an Apple Box; Author: Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 399

A quest for wisdom across the ages and around the world (Book Review)

Title: Wisdom - A World History; Author: Trevor Curnow; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 399

Vivekananda, travel adventures and contemporary India

Know and understand the bewildering, fascinating and complex Swami Vivekananda; flick through an interesting story of travel adventures; map the history of contemporary India through the eyes of the Amul girl; and read the tale of four sisters who live the life of relative freedom in the Karachi of the 1970s.

A man born of the soil returns to the soil (Book Review)

Title: Born of the Soil, Author: Kalindi Charan Panigrahi (Translated from the Odia original 'Matira Manisha by Dr. Bikram Das), Publication: Niyogi Books, Pages: 128, Price: Rs. 350

A 'spirited' history of the British empire and its 'high' legacy

Title: Empire of Booze; Author: Henry Jeffreys; Publisher: Unbound Publishers; Pages: 303; Price: Rs 699

Age-old fables, wise suggestions, exploring sexuality

 Fables can never fade away from our lives. And here's a book which brings alive the age-old tale of Vikram and Vetaal which will captivate the reader's imagination even today.

Lost in Terror: Voices of many women, penned by one

Kashmir is on the boil; the "Azadi" chant reverberates from every corner; normal life is at a halt. A young, educated, career-oriented woman's life gets entangled amidst all this. The result is Nayeema Mahjoor's debut book "Lost in Terror" (Penguin, Rs 299, pp 305).

Love lessons from the great philosophers

Title: Love Voltaire Us Apart - A Philosopher's Guide to Relationships; Author: Julia Edelman (illustrated by Hallie Bateman); Publisher: Icon Books; Pages: 155; Price: Rs 499

Bad guys, teen woes, Karma ( Books This Weekend)

 Flick through a funny and naughty story about bad guys, know the interesting experiences of a teenager in the voice of one, understand the doctrine of Karma in relation to your life, and read about the struggles and exploits of the art society.

Mumbai's glorious past pre-dates Portuguese-era: Expert Of loot, massacres and exploitation: The legacy of the Raj (Book Review) Book on black money launched in Delhi Love in different age Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors Books to read in upcoming year 'Walking with Nanak' conscious attempt to humanise the saint: Author Haroon Khalid The sad finale to Ramayana An ode to life at the turn of the previous century (Book Review) When the gurus speak, it is pure wisdom Dancing with Yasser Arafat and other escapades of a writer Explaining Trump's rise and other strange things Making a difference in our world - the third Clinton's ideas 'Gurkha invasion resulted in first British colony in Solan hills' (Book Review) A gallery of unique scenarios for solving serious problems (Book Review) 'Lack of consensus hampering holistic action on cyber security' (Book Review) The Sun Temple of Konark: Impassioned plea for a new structure The businessman who tried to run Russia, and his fate Javed Akhtar, Anupam Kher to attend literature fest in capital Mythology and other fiction The hunting of man: Weapons, tactics and practitioners Much love, suspense and messiness The life and times of women who influenced Tagore (Book Review) Of sisters and other women Twinkle Khanna announces new book Love in the shadow of the 'Nirbhaya' episode Averting twilight of the gods and other chores of a Boston teenager Ramayana, kingdoms and timeless tales of love Unveiling the motivations and mindset of the Pakistani Taliban An autopsy of India's messy democracy
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